Tuesday, January 25, 2011

"POSSIBLE" BAG GIVEAWAY!

Possible bags were/are used by black powder shooters to carry everything that might possibly be needed to use their guns well. I made these for my grandkiddos. In boyly boy's case, they were in wonderful materials that looked handwoven and personalized with green for one child and blue for the other. They were filled with fun things like compasses, small magnifying glasses, whistles, etc. It's fun to see they're still being used over a year later.
These were made from a pattern my daughter got on ETSY a couple years ago and asked me to make one for her eldest daughter's Nintendo DS. I decided since they were a lot of work, it would be pretty easy to just do a production line sort of thing to make one for everyone. Lots of padding, and honestly hard to do, especially with the material chosen. It would be much easier to do in a plain cotton. I couldn't find the pattern again, but did Google Nintendo DS Bag and there are lots of ideas.
The girly girls' were made of some Waverly outdoor fabric that had flip flops on one of the fabrics--an homage to my oldest girlie girl who loves shoes and whose auntie often got her new fun flip flops. Love them and love the dragonflies--also Waverly fabric. Girlies included fun girlie things!! Also, for our dear little Sabrina, hers was made extra long to hold a large magnifying glass she can use with her acuity problems.
They have twirly clips--surely that's not the name, but they can clip onto a belt hook or whatever and they twirl around!! At the end of the strap is a heart shaped key ring.
Anyway...to enter, you just need to leave a comment about wearing flip flops--a favorite memory of a time wearing them, a fun pair you had, anything about flip flops. Or, you can always talk about dragonflies--their beauty, getting dive-bombed by them, how you used a dragonfly in a project--whatever!! I want this to be easy. You just need to leave one message. You're welcome to sign up for my blog, but it's not a requirement! Deadline is February 8th, midnight pacific time.
Think I have to limit this to U.S. entries, but will update if figure out I could send it other places.

19 comments:

Barb said...

I am already a follower and your bag is lovely.

SewCalGal said...

Very cute bag and I am a follower. But please don't pick me. I just wanted to let you know I added your giveaway to my page where I share insights on contests & giveaways: http://sewcalgal.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Vicki said...

When I was a kid and we didn't have much... one kid had a pair of red flip flops and another one of us had blue ones. Then one of the red ones was lost, and so was one of the blue ones. We still had a good pair though and the red/blue flip flops were around for a long time!

Dielle said...

These bags are so beautifully sewn, Mom! The kids love them!

Marcia W. said...

This looks like a great bag for carrying most anything (treasures) for a hobby. Please enter me into the draw. Best wishes.

Ruth Gladson said...

I grew up with 'jandals' then years later Australia said they were 'thongs' now I have to cope with 'fipflops' but I still love and wear them. Your lovely bag would carry all three wonderfully.

Krysten said...

Oh, the memories I have of that oldest girly girl of yours. Flip flops, new clothes, and new shoes were our thing. I don't get to hang out with her as much as I would like, as life and kids get in the way. However, she will forever be a special little lady to me. shhh, don't tell any one but she's my favorite!

Michele Hester said...

What an interesting story - thanks for sharing it!

Sandy said...

My husband loves to wear flip flops at home...with socks! I cannot get him to wear them without socks as he has this "thing" about his feet getting dirty. Needless to say, he is NOT permitted (by me) to leave the house in them!=)
Love the bag! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Celeste said...

Your grandchildren are very lucky to have such a talented Grandmother! My mother taught me how to sew, and recently I've been making quilts for my boys.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Wore flip flops all the time until they started making them thicker.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh I love this little bag. Too bad you can't find the pattern online anymore - I would love to find it! My girls and I go shopping every spring for new flipflops. They each get several colors. We have a shopping cart full of colorful flip flops. Remember back in the day when we used to call them thongs! I hope I can win one!

JANET said...

Lovely bag. I love my flip flops because they mean I'm about to get a pediure and spend some quality time with my mom.

Nanbon44 said...

I can no longer wear my flip flops, they are no longer comfortable to me. But for my grand daughter big beach themed party I decorated flip flops with beads for the gift baskets she gave to special women in her life, I also made her a flip flop cake which was a big hit..

Pat S. said...

I'm another one who can't wear flip-flops because I have orthodic inserts in my shoes :-(

I made a dragonfly themed quilt for my niece who loves dragonflies, though!

Thanks sew much for the chance to win your giveaway!

Sue said...

I practically lived in flip flops when I was a kid, but the strap between my toes seems less comfortable now. My favorite flip flops are in a quilt my niece made. Here's a picture of it: http://www.alderwoodquilts.com/shopping/Category.asp?c=Gallery_MelsQuilts&p=1.

The bag is so cute- and looks so handy. Thanks for the chance!

Just signed up to follow- fun blog!

cvdnurse said...

Love the bag! My favorite flip flops (a few years old and broken in just right!) also happen to be my new puppies favorite flip flops. Abbey has a bad habit of stealing my flip flops and eating the heels, no other part, just the heels. It's unlikely they will see another summer day at this rate!
susan
susie.galasso@gmail.com

Cynthia Stockdon said...

When I was 5 or so, My mom, sister and I all had matching flip flops with big plastic daisys on them. I thought we were really something special in those!

BlessedCP said...

We grew up calling flip-flops "thongs", but now that means a whole 'nother thing. LOL!
I do not wear flip-flops any longer as I find them uncomfortable between my tows. But I think they are darling, especially when I see them embellished with ribbon, yarn or bling.
Thanks for hosting this giveaway. The bag looks GREAT, practical and cute. I love bags.